Mar 22 Covid-19 starting to impact the RC racing schedule

Announcement from Metro Marine Modellers – The Metro Marine Modellers has suspended planning for the following 2020 sailing regattas:  The Colenbrander Cup (June 14) , The Soling One Meter Canadian National Championship (June 27 and 28th), the Dragon Force 65 Canadian National Championship (September 19 and 20) and the Dragon Flite 95 Canadian National Championship (May 30 and 31). At present it appears that the coronavirus epidemic will not be resolved in time to host these events this sailing season.

Thank you all for supporting our regattas. We are disappointed not to host these events this year. Refunds will be issued to those who signed up for our regattas. However, regatta preparations are at an advanced stage and can be resurrected when circumstances warrant.

Particular thanks to Michael Steele and David Tweedale for their hard and resourceful work organizing these events. We wish everyone a safe summer season and look forward to sailing with you again.

David Allsebrook. Sail Captain

Announcement from MYA/IRSA – The 10R/Marblehead Twin World Championship, scheduled for June in West Kirby. UK as been postponed. It is hoped that it will be rescheduled for the same period in 2021.

Announcement from US IOM Class Assoc. – 2020 AMYA Region 1 IOM Championship May 1-3, Newport has been cancelled and removed from the Calendar of Events.

Mar 13 – List of 2019 CRYA members in arrears

CRYA members that have not paid their $10 membership dues for 2020 are not in good standing and become inactive on March 31st. Members with PSNs must also pay a $5 annual fee to maintain their PSN status. A list of member numbers and PSNs is published here.
NOTE: If you paid your 2020 membership and did not receive your card please check your Spam/Junk Mail folder, as some members are receiving the renewal reply from registrar@crya.ca in these folders.

Mar 12 – CRYA new Members’ Only forum

In the latest newsletter it was announced there is a new MyBB member forum on the CRYA web server.
This forum is for sharing information on events by class or region as well as a Classifieds section. This is also a means of communication between the membership and the board. It can be accessed here. You must be a member in good standing & provide your email address, membership number, postal code and real first and last name to register.

Mar 11 – Metro Marine Modellers DF65 NOR  

The NOR and entry form are now available for the CRYA DF65 National Class Championship Regatta hosted by Metro Marine Modellers, Toronto – click on the event Calendar entry for the event on the right side pane.

Mar 05 – The Coronavirus and RC Sailors – Message from IRSA & World Sailing

Dear Members,
We are all acutely aware of the emerging pressures on world societies as the Coronavirus continues to spread across the countries.
It is clear there is a high potential to disrupt radio sailing at both international and national levels.
It seems the wisest to refer to what World Sailing is suggesting as they continue to update their information for sailors and administrators in all forms of sailing.
Attached is the latest article from WS. You will continue to be updated as much as possible as more information becomes available.

https://www.radiosailing.org/media/kunena/attachments/3/UpdatedWSMCadviceonNovelCoronavirus_2020_03_03_MDAF.pdf

Hoping you can all remain safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
Regards
Selwyn Holland
(IRSA Secretary)

March 02 – Fall and Winter Newsletter

Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Newsletter has been published here.
Some major announcements are in the issue:

  • AGM date is set for May 16th
  • New newsletter format
  • Member communication enhancements

Feb 29 – Membership Renewals for 2020 are now past due –

Annual Membership has been reduced and is now $10 for this year (2020).

The renewal and application forms have been combined updated. There are now 2 forms, one for PayPal and one for Cheque or Interac e-Transfer payments. They can be found here. https://crya.ca/membership/


 

Click on the Image above for NOR and fill-able entry form

Feb 29 – Newsletter coming

Stay tuned for the CRYA Newsletter which is waiting in the wings to set sail in the next day or 2.
Here is a peek at the updated business calendar.

CRYA Business Calendar

  • MARCH 1ST – Members with unpaid dues become “not in good standing” and may not vote at meetings.
  • MAY 1ST – Members remaining “not in good standing” cease to be members.
  • AGM. (after odd numbered years at date determined by Board but no later than 15 months after the previous AGM or May 31, whichever is earlier.
  • NOVEMBER 1st (odd numbered years) Call for nominations for the Board posted on website and newsletter. Nominations are made by email to the Secretary and are effective upon the Secretary receiving email consent from the nominee. Nominations close upon the commencement of the AGM.
  • NOVEMBER 30th End of fiscal year.
  • DECEMBER 1st – FEBRUARY 28 Membership dues are due for the then commencing year.
  • DECEMBER 31st. In odd years. Recommended date to submit any proposals or special resolutions (Articles or Bylaws changes) for the AGM, as they must be included in the Notice of Meeting that is sent out 21 to 60 days before the AGM.  Proposals should include details and special resolutions must include exact text to be voted upon.

Feb 16 – RIP Barry Fox

We received this email from Jan Schmidt last night:

Hello everyone,
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Barry Fox passed away this morning. His three children were with him, and his passing was peaceful.
I am not sure of what will happen next but will let everyone know if there are plans of a service. For now, we will focus on celebrating this wonderful man who was a friend to all.
In great sadness,
Jan

Barry was the IOM Class Secretary and Western Region Director. He passed away following a year long fight with Pancreatic Cancer. He was working hard for RC sailing right to the end. He contributed to sailing on many levels, helping local skippers build their boats, laying down his own boat to run events, but also through IOMICA he contributed around the world. Tributes have arrived from across Canada, from the USA, Europe and New Zealand – Barry will be missed. There will be more about Barry in the next issue of the CRYA Quarterly Newsletter.

Read more on Barry from his friends here  https://crya.ca/in-memorium-barry-fox/

Feb 1 – Western Regional IOM Championship Regatta announced

More good news for the Canadian IOM Class. We have approved giving the sanction for the BC/Western Regional Championship Regatta for the IOM Class to the Steveston RC Sailing Club. The really good news on top of that is that the event will be held at a new and picturesque site at the facilities of the Whistler Sailing Association in Whistler, BC. This is a location noted for building winds nearly every day. The event will be conducted over the weekend of June 13-14, 2020 with a more detailed schedule to be covered by the event NOR and subsequent SI.

This will be a second event to be used for the IOM Class Ranking scores. This is also the first Regional event to be held on the mainland of BC and it is great to see the activity in this area continue to grow. Watch for the NOR and enter early.

Barry Fox
CRYA IOM Class Secretary

Jan 23 – Newly formed Weedless class recognized by the CRYA

Radio Sailors, are you having problems with weeds in your sailing pond?


A new class of RC Sailboat has emerged in the East. It has met the 20 member CRYA requirement to attain official class status in Canada. Details may be found on the Classes page and on this page.

Jan 22 – 2020 IOM National Championship Regatta

On behalf of the IOM class in Canada I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that the Canadian National Championship Regatta will return to Eastern Canada. It will take place around the weekend of September 12 -13 at the Kingston Yacht Club in Kingston, ON. This is due to the ongoing hard work of Paul Switzer to ensure that all the details of holding this event are resolved favourably and making it all possible to go ahead.

In part CRYA is seeing an increase in IOM yachts being registered in Eastern Canada and that is a refreshing change from some of the past years. The time is right and it feels good to be able to move the event to Eastern Canada again.

The exact schedule and more details will be available over the next weeks as the NOR for the event is created and published. Hopefully we will see entries from all across Canada to come sail at a location that is famous for providing great sailing environment.

Barry Fox
CRYA IOM Class Secretary


Canadian Radio Yachting Association

Besides being Canada’s radio sailing authority, and all the technical administration that comes with that authority, the CRYA brings together people from all parts of Canada to enjoy a sport that can be enjoyed by young and old. The Social aspects of participating in this sport can be very rewarding, talking boats, building boats, and sailing radio controlled boats, can be enjoyed by all.


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